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  1. 1. SUCCESS IS A CONTINUOUS JOURNEY Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqokTY3dNtc or http://video-subtitle.tedcdn.com/talk/podcast/2009U/None/RichardStJohn_2009U-480p-en.mp4 SPEAKING - What do you think success is? Do you consider yourself a successful person? Why? Why not? How would you measure success? - Which of these people would you consider a clear example of a successful individual/successful business person? Explain your answer Pavarotti - Bill Gates - Mother Teresa - The Pope - Barack Obama –JK Rowlings– Rafa Nadal - Al Capone - Which of these terms do you consider important to achieve success? Having money Patience Observing Being wise Getting on well with partners/customers Being a good listener Good connections Being good at solving problems Being able to focus Being curious Being lucky Passion Hard work Having ideas LISTENING (Video) Listen to R. St John ‘s talk “Success is a continuous journey”, at ted.com All these terms appear in the talk. Could you explain their meaning, according to the context? Pushed myself Creative block To drop like a rock Comfort zone ($) pours in Let employees go Figure out I was floating along To cut a long story short To come up with ideas Outwardly /inwardly It looks like A hot shot guy (Put into) antidepressants Go downhill Comprehension. Answer the questions. I couldn’t care less I made it -What were Richard’s mistakes, to lose a successful business? -What happened in Richard’s life when he became the president of a successful company? -What sides of being successful he disliked? -What was the solution Richard found to fight his depression? -Richard lost a successful business, and he stopped being successful, but he got all this back. What was the difference between the first time and the second time? Explain why Richard says the following phrases: Money can’t buy happiness Success isn’t a one way street

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